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					       Teacher Standards for Preparation and                The IECE educator collaborates and consults with team
                     Certification:                         members including colleagues, families, primary
    Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education             caregivers, agency personnel, and other service                  Interdisciplinary Early
                   Birth to Primary                         personnel to design and implement experiences and
                    16 KAR 2:040                            instruction that support the development and learning of       Childhood Education (IECE)          infants, toddlers, preschool children, and kindergarten                Certificate
                                                            children, including those with disabilities.
Standard I: Designs/Plans Instruction                                                                                          Coverage of IECE Certificate
The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood (IECE) educator       Standard VII: Engages in Professional Development
designs and plans experiences and instruction that          The IECE educator engages in self-evaluation of            Certificate to teach children from birth through
support the development and learning of infants,            professional practices and implements a professional        kindergarten (regular and special education)
toddlers, preschool children, and kindergarten children     development plan to improve the educator’s
including those with disabilities.                          performance.                                                   Positions for IECE Certified Personnel
Standard II: Creates/Maintains Environments                 Standard VIII: Supports Families
The IECE educator creates and maintains learning            The IECE educator supports families through family-        *   kindergarten teacher
environments in a variety of settings that support the      centered services that promote independence and self-      *   preschool teacher
development and learning of infants, toddlers, preschool    determination.                                             *   early childhood special educator
children, and kindergarten children including those with                                                                    (age 0-5 years)
disabilities.                                               Standard IX: Demonstrates Implementation of
                                                            Technology                                                 *   developmental interventionist
Standard III: Implements Instruction                        The teacher uses technology to support instruction;        *   infant-toddler teacher
The IECE educator introduces, implements, and               access and manipulate data; enhance professional           *   early childhood parent educator
facilitates experiences and instruction that support        growth and productivity; communicate and collaborate       *   special educator for IEPs and IFSPs
development and learning for infants, toddlers,             with colleagues, families, and community agencies; and
                                                            conduct research.                                          *   home-based early childhood teacher
preschool children, and kindergarten children, including
those with disabilities.                                                                                               *   itinerant early childhood teacher
                                                            Standard X:         The IECE Educator Provides             *   Child care providers
Standard IV: Assesses & Communicates Learning               Leadership Within School/Community/Profession              *   Head Start teacher
Results                                                     The IECE educator provides professional leadership
The IECE educator, in collaboration with others,            within the school, community, and education profession
assesses the development and ongoing learning of            to improve child learning and well-being.
infants, toddlers, preschool children, and kindergarten
children, including those with disabilities, and
communicates those results with partners, including

Standard V: Reflects/Evaluates Teaching/Learning
The IECE educator reflects on and evaluates
professional practices that support the development and
learning of infants, toddlers, preschool children, and
kindergarten children, including those with disabilities.

Standard VI: Collaborates with Colleagues/
IECE Certification Preparation Programs                                                                                Financial Aid
                                                          University of Kentucky                                       Where can I get financial aid to pursue the IECE?
Brescia University                                        Kim Townley                             (859) 257-9776
                                                          116 Taylor Ed. Building
                                                                                                                       Contact the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance
Sharon Sullivan                         (270) 686-4250                                                                 Authority at for information about
717 Federica Street                                       Lexington, KY 40506-0001
                                                           E-mail:                                 grants and the KIDS NOW Scholarships.
Owensboro, KY 42301
                                                          University of Louisville                                     Traineeship scholarships are available for preschool
                                                          Betty S. Doyle                       (502) 852-3538          teachers of children with disabilities pursuing initial
Campbellsville University
                                                          College of Education & Human Development Department          IECE certification. Contact
Sharon Hundley                          (270) 789-5503
                                                          of Teaching & Learning
#1 University Dr.
                                                          Louisville, KY 40292
UPO Box 806 or 833                                                                                                     The Education Professional Standards Board
Campbellsville, KY 42718                                  E-mail:
e-mail:                      Western Kentucky University                                  100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
                                                          Vicki Stayton                           (270) 745-3450       Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Eastern Kentucky University                               School of Education                                          Tel. (502) 564-4606, Toll Free (888) 598-7667
Dana Keller Bush                          Megan Purcell   1906 College Heights Blvd.                                   Web page:
                                                          Bowling Green, KY 42101
Child & Family Studies, IECE    Special Education, IECE                                                                 IECE certification test…………………Jaime Rice
102 Burrier Building              245 Wallace Building    E-mail:
                                                                                                                        Internships (KTIP)………………...Sharon Salsman
(859) 622-1386                          (859) 622-4442
                                                                                                                        IECE program approval….……………Allison Bell          Requirements for an IECE Certificate
                                                             baccalaureate degree                                     For local program information, contact:
Kentucky State University
Herman Walston                          (502) 597-6184       completion of an IECE preparation program                Early Intervention (0-3 years)
Applied Human Sciences                                       current IECE test requirements                           Paula Goff, Part C Coordinator
400 East Main Street                                         completion of an internship during first year of         First Steps, Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Frankfort, KY 40601                                           teaching following completion of the certification       Division of Adult and Child Health
E-mail:                              program                                                  275 East Main Street
                                                                                                                       Frankfort, KY 40601
Morehead State University
                                                          Note: Effective January 1, 2011, the passing score for       (502) 564-3756 or (877) 417-8377
Elizabeth McLaren                       (606) 783-2537
301F Ginger Hall
                                                          Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (0023) is
Morehead, KY 40351                                        166. Individuals who complete (0023) prior to January
E-mail:                       1, 2011 and apply for certification within five years of     Preschool (3-5 years)
                                                          the test administration date are not required to achieve a   Annie Rooney French, PhD
Murray State University                                   specific score (see: 16 KAR 6:010 Section 4).                Kentucky Department of Education
Jo Robertson                             (270)-809-6845                                                                Office of Next Generation Learners
Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education    For current assessment requirements, test dates, study       Division of Program Standards
Alexander Hall 3203                                       and registration information visit    500 Mero Street, 17th floor
Murray, KY 42071                                                                                                       Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
                                                           Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (0023) is
                                                          a low-volume test and is currently offered only three        (502) 564-7056 FAX (502) 564-6952
                                                          times per year. Please check “low-volume” test dates.        E-mail:
Northern Kentucky University                                                                                 
Jaesook Gilbert                         (859) 572-7629
Department of Teacher and School Leadership               If you are interested in becoming highly qualified (HQ)
Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099                    to teach kindergarten, visit and
E-mail:                                 choose the “Highly Qualified Status” link.

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